Welcome to Eltham Primary School.
At EPS we are proud of our commitment to maximise the learning opportunities for every child in every classroom. Our students develop 21st century skills through evidence-based teaching strategies tailored to meet their individual needs. This is reflected in the consistent high performance of our students. Our School-Wide Positive Behaviour approach ensures students learn in a calm and orderly environment where staff, students and community members live our values: We are Learners, We are Connected, We are Resilient.
I look forward to meeting you in person soon.
Lorraine Kennedy, Principal
Eltham Primary School was established in 1856, with the original sandstone school building now housing the administration of the school. Our school is steeped in the tradition of excellence and is positioned in a tranquil leafy setting. Eltham Primary School currently has an enrolment of just over 400 students.
Together, we are committed to maximising the learning opportunities for every student in every classroom. Our teachers work in collaborative teams to plan and deliver evidence-based teaching strategies that target the needs of individual students. Teachers and students have a growth mindset when approaching learning, with students taught to use individual learning goals to lead their own learning.
We practice Positive Education through our School Wide Positive Behaviour Supports framework. Students influence the culture and practices within our school through the student leadership program and our recess and lunchtime ‘Pop-up’ activities.
Our student wellbeing program utilises positive psychology strategies and targeted interventions to ensure any student with academic, social or emotional concerns is supported to achieve. We believe the best outcomes are achieved when families, teachers and students work together towards individualised goals.
Our specialist classes deliver a diverse curriculum. Inter-school sport, school-wide community events and our camping programs provide students with an enriched primary school experience.
We have established strong community partnerships with neighbouring schools and kindergartens to ensure a supportive transition program. In 2016 Eltham Primary School was established as a base school for the University of Melbourne’s Master of Teaching program.